Qingdao Train

Qingdao Railway Station

Qingdao railway station was first built in 1899 and reconstructed in 1994. It is 330 yards (300 meters) from the coastline, 4.5 miles (7.5 kilometers) from the city center, and 15 miles (24 kilometers) from Qingdao Liuting International Airport. With German Renaissance style buildings, the whole station combines Chinese and Western architectural styles exquisitely. The station currently has the largest underground waiting rooms and the highest level VIP waiting room area. The Qingdao Qianhai Scenic Area is only 110 yards (100 meters) from the station. Although only a limited number of trains go through Qingdao railway station, it has the best service in the whole nation.

Address: No. 2 of Tai'an Road, Shinan District

Around the station, there are several bus stops, and one can easily go to other places in the city. Passengers can also find taxis near the railway station, but need to be careful to not be cheated. There is also a tourist coach station in the southeast of the railway station, where one can get a coach to other cities, such as Rizhao, Yantai, Jinan, Penglai, and Shidao. Nearby there are several shops, hotels and restaurants such as McDonald and Pizza Hut. In front of the railway station, there is a very pleasant garden square with beautiful flowers.

Qingdao Railway Station
Qingdao Railway Station

Facilities and Services

 Ticket Office
The station has 24 ticket windows in two offices. Ticket windows numbers 1 to 14 are in the east ticket office. Windows number 1, 2, and 3 are for picking up tickets that were booked online; number 5 is for ticket refunds; number 6 is for student tickets only; number 11 is an information window and offers platform tickets (platform tickets are for people who are not passengers but who want to go out on the platform to meet someone or to see someone off); number 12 is for Chinese people who lost their second general Chinese ID card to apply for a temporary ID card before boarding. Ticket windows 15 to 24 are in the west ticket office. Number 15 is for picking up tickets booked online and platform tickets; number 20 for air tickets only. You can change your ticket at any window. There are twenty self-service ticket machines in the station. If you lost your ticket, you can report the loss and rebook a ticket at the windows with the sign “Sunlight Homeland.

 Waiting Rooms

There are three waiting rooms in the station; the east, west, and south underground waiting rooms. Which waiting room you should go to depends on which on which train you are taking. The east waiting room is for passengers traveling by D6002, G190, D334, G194, D338, G236, D6016, and D6018. The west waiting room is for G188, G232, D6006, D6008, D6010, D6012, G260, D6014, and D340. The south underground waiting room is for D332, G224, K2018, T162, 8416, D6004, G186, K970, G244, 5026, K1026, K1286, G172, G192, K344, T372, K914, D336, G196, G228, K710, K8252, D342, 1112, G256, 1564, K956, K208, G198, K1054, K702, K1136, 57060, K882, 5022, and K70. Both the east and west entrances lead to all of the waiting rooms. There is a special area for mothers and babies in the south underground waiting room. The area provides children’s entertainment facilities and breastfeeding room. Men in the army have their own special waiting room.

Qngdao Railway Station

 Luggage Storage
There are two luggage storage offices near the east and west entrances respectively. They are self-service and personnel available to help. The price for each piece of luggage is CNY 5 to 20 per day.

 Sunlight Homeland Service:
1. Complaint center: offers complaint service and other services for passengers. If passengers have any problems in the station, they can report it to the staff.
2. There are special services available for passengers with difficulties, such as the disabled and sick. They can fill a form and then enjoy special service in the station.
3. Red Cap Luggage Service: will carry your luggage for a fee.


Timetable and Ticket Booking

The station operates both bullet and ordinary trains to Beijing, Shanghai, Hnagzhou, Guangzhou, Hefei, Tianjin, Changsha, Wuhan etc.

  Major Rail Lines from the station to:


High Speed Train Schedule
(Last Update on May 7, 2019)

ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
First/ Second Class Seat
Hangzhou East
G284, G256 at 06:25 and 14:267h13m - 7h15mCNY 854.5/ 514
USD 129/ 78
Guangzhou South
G278 at 06:1712h58mCNY 1,648.5/ 1,023.5
USD 250/ 155
G224, G232, G228, G236 from 07:03 to 16:216h49m - 7h6mCNY 862.5/ 517.5
USD 131/ 78
Beijing South
G2086, G178, G182, G184...
14 departures from 06:45 to 19:20
2h58m - 5h2mCNY 523.5/ 314
USD 79/ 48
Hefei South
G244, G248 at 07:39 and 13:216h9m - 6h43mCNY 648/ 391
USD 98/ 59
G1268, G1208, G178, G1248...
14 departures from 06:06 to 21:20
3h17m - 7h19mCNY 429/ 224
USD 65/ 34
Changsha South
G278, G290 at 06:17 and 09:3210h4m - 10h35mCNY 1,267/ 785
USD 192/ 119
G278, G318, G290, G260 from 06:17 to 15:158h9m - 8h51mCNY 1,046.5/ 647
USD 159/ 98
C6555, C6557, C6502, C6563...
7 departures from 07:00 to 18:00
2h13m - 2h42mCNY 149/ 93
USD 23/ 14
C6555, C6553, C6557, C6581...
10 departures from 07:00 to 18:00
1h49m - 2h19mCNY 90/ 56
USD 14/ 8
D6002, G1268, G1208, G278...
71 departures from 05:37 to 21:54
1h39m - 3h16mCNY 170/ 106
USD 26/ 16
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.

Normal Speed Train Timetable
(Last Update on May 7, 2019)
ToTrainsDurationTicket Fare (CNY)
Soft/ Hard Sleeper
K70, K1026, K1216, K970...
20 departures from 06:01 to 20:34
3h39m - 5h32mCNY 194.5/ 102.5
USD 29/ 16
Guangzhou East
Z170 at 14:0328h49mCNY 884.5/ 506.5
USD 134/ 77
K1026, K914, Z272 from 10:08 to 13:4317h34m - 23h32mCNY 527.5/ 343.5
USD 80/ 52
Z272 at 13:4327h48mCNY 749.5/ 477.5
USD 114/ 72
K1286, K882 at 11:33 and 19:2510h53m - 12h9mCNY 369/ 221
USD 56/ 33
 The above schedule is for reference only. For real-time schedule and ticket booking, please click the arrival stations.
See detailed Qingdao Train Schedule


 How to get to the railway station:
By bus: 
1. Take bus No. 2, 2 (tramcar), 5 (tramcar), 8, 25, 26, 202, 217, 220. 223, 301, 303, 304, 305, 307, 311, 312 (Interval), 316, 320, 321, 325, 501, 504, 702, Tunnel 1, Tunnel 3, Tunnel 5, Tunnel 7 and get off at the Railway Station.
2. Take Airport Shuttle Bus Line 2 and get off at Zhan Qiao.
3. Take bus No. 305and 325 and get off at Shan Xi'an Lu (Shanxian Road).
4. Take bus No. 8, 223, 303, and 307 and get off at Huo Che Zhan Xi Guang Chang (the west square of the railway station).
By taxi: 
1. It takes 30 minutes and costs CNY 60 from Qingdao North Railway Station.
2. It takes 50 minutes and costs CNY 100 from Qingdao Liuting International Airport.

 How to get to famous tourist sites:
1. To Zhan Bridge (Zhanqiao): 
It’s a very short distance so one can just walk to there.
2. To Qingdao Number One Bathing Beach
Take bus No. 26, 223, 316, 304, 311, 312, 312(Interval), 321 or 501 and get off at Bathing Beach Station.
3. To Mt. Laoshan:
Take bus No. 321 and get off at Laoshan Cultural Center Station.

 How to get to Liuting International Airport:
1. Take Airport Shuttle Bus Line 2 at the south square of the railway station.
2. Take bus No. 305 and get off at Qingdao Liuting International Airport Station.

- Last modified on Apr. 12, 2019 -
Questions & Answers on Qingdao Railway Station
Asked by Sanjiv Paudel from NEPAL | May. 25, 2019 11:14Reply
Qingdao Railway or Qingdao North Railway ? CONFUSED!
I am confused whether it is Qingdao Railway station or Qingdao North Railway station. Will that be mentioned in the ticket once it is confirmed ? I need the station name to book my hotel so.

Thank you
Answers (1)
Answered by Branislav from SERBIA | May. 25, 2019 20:29

It will be mentioned on the ticket. It will be either "Qingdao" (downtown station) or "Qingdaobei" (Qingdao North). You can't miss.
Asked by Klaus from GERMANY | Jan. 29, 2019 07:03Reply
Is there a metro line from qingdao north railwaystation to the airport
I need to go from qingdao north railwaystation to the airport - i prefer by metro but if not
possible - is there a direct bus line to the airport.
Thanks in advanc.
Answers (1)
Answered by Nick | Jan. 29, 2019 19:47

There is no metro line in the airport, but should be airport shuttle bus from the West Square of the North Station to the Airport. Or you need to take bus No. 118 or 120 to Zhaohonglu first and then change to bus No. 613, 917 or 305 at the same station to the airport.
Asked by Howard from SILVIA | Mar. 13, 2018 08:00Reply
Telephone number of station.?
Do you have the phone number of the station
Answers (1)
Answered by Tonya from MALAYSIA | Mar. 14, 2018 04:04

You can hardly find and get through a phone number of railway station. You can try to call the railway's service center by + 86-532-1230, but there should be no English service. Maybe you can also try an email but not sure if this can work or not: zzqdhzc.net
Asked by EQABORD | Oct. 01, 2017 17:31Reply
need to travel from qingdao railway to laizhou
I cannot find train going this way. Is there a bus going from qingdao to laizhou?
Answers (1)
Answered by jade | Oct. 02, 2017 01:30

There is no rail service in between. So you can take the bus at Qingdao Long Distance Bus Station to Laizhou. The trip takes more than two hours.
Asked by suman ghosh from INDIA | May. 16, 2017 01:45Reply
Anybody had experience in travelling Train in China with Infant (Without having Passport issued yet)
I will travel from Qingdao to Beijing soon with my New Born Baby for passport application in Beijing. The infant has only Chinese Birth Certificate.
For infant, is it required to get any ticket?
Answers (1)
Answered by Frank | May. 16, 2017 03:49

Infant do not need a ticket and thus do not need a travel document as well.
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